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If you are trying to DIY this what you would do first is remove the throttle and shift cables from the shifter, and see if the shifter handle moves with the cables disconnected or not. Is that something you can do?
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Good morning, just checking in. Were you able to remove the throttle cables from the shifter?
This isn't something WD40 can fix. There is either something broken on the engine, inside of the shifter box, or the cables themselves are seized up. What the plan is, is to disconnect the parts from eachother in order to isolate the problem.
Step 1 is to disconnect the cables from the shifter box and then try to move the handle. If you not move it, the shifter is bad and you need a new one. if you can move it move on to step 2
step 2 is disconnect the cables from the engine. Then try to slide the cables back and forth by hand. If you can not move them, the cables are bad. If you can move them move on to step 3
Step 3 is to carefully look at the throttle and shift linkage on the motor. There is going to be some part of that linkage that is either broken, or corroded and sticking.
Does that all make sense to you?
Sounds good, let me know how you make out.
Hi Irene, just checking in. Any progress?
Hi Irene, any luck so far?